Leading Up:Upping the Ante in Culture, Expectations and Innovation
Roland Barth boldly states that “a school’s culture has far more influence on the life and learning in the schoolhouse than anything else. That said, the most important and most difficult job of the school leaders is to reshape the prevailing culture of the school. In our conversation, we want to “up the ante” in vision-casting, shaping school culture, setting expectations and encouraging innovation. It’s a big order. In four sessions, we’ll gain insights that help us lead better in the midst of constant change. Come and help us roll the stone of Sisyphus up the hill.
Along the way up the hill, we’ll explore:
- Why does our vocation all too often resemble the task of Sisyphus?
- What is “sonar vision” and how does it help us lead biblically?
- How can we minimize the reality of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics at work in our school?
- How do we not become a victim of our own success?
- Taking a new leadership position? Bank five “first things” to do in your critical first 100 days.